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Is "detecting" the same as "seeing"? Event for Cambridge Science Festival 2020

Physics is an empirical science where the experiment reigns supreme, and modern physics arguably started when Newton observed apples falling from a tree. Nowadays, however, scientists typically look at images and graphs generated by computers analysing data from potentially complex experiments. 

Join Dr Ulrich Schneider, University Reader in Many-body Physics, to explore whether this fundamentally is still the same thing as ‘seeing’, and whether the development of ever more complex experiments did change the way we do physics.  Can we actually see an atom or a black hole?

Before coming to Cambridge, Ulrich worked as a Senior Scientist and Group Leader in the Quantum Optics group at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich. Before that, he did a PhD at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, supervised by Professor Immanuel Bloch and read physics at the Universität Kaiserslautern.

Tickets for this event will be released on 10 February 2020 at 11 am. 



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